Dr. Jose Gonzalez

Connecticut, United States

Member Since: 01/10/2013

Jose B. Gonzalez is the author of the poetry collection, Toys Made of Rock (Bilingual Press) and the founder and editor of LatinoStories.Com.is the author was born in San Salvador, El Salvador and immigrated to New London, Connecticut at the age of eight.  He knew no English and now holds a Ph.D. in English.  A nationally known speaker, Gonzalez has presented at various colleges such as Harvard and Cornell University; countries including Mexico, Spain, and El Salvador; and institutions and organizations including the Smithsonian Latino Center, the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, and Proskauer Rose International Law Firm. He has been a contributor to National Public Radio and has published poetry in such journals as Quercus Review, Callaloo, The Teacher's Voice, Palabra, Acentos Review, and Colere, and anthologies including Coloring Book, Nantucket: A Collection, and Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature, which he also co-edited with John S. Christie. He has received national and regional awards for his teaching, for his efforts to improve the conditions of Latinos pursuing a college degree or a career in higher education, and for his poetry.  

Website: josebgonzalez.com

Twitter Username: @josebgonzalez


  • Fulbright Scholar(2012)
  • AHHEE Latino Faculty of the Years (2009)
  • CT NAME Multicultural Faculty of the Year(2008)
  • NEATE Poet of the Year(2006)


  • Professor of English at U.S. Coast Guard Academy (June 1999 - )
  • Editor, LatinoStories.Com


  • Doctoral Degree in English from University of Rhode Island (June 2009)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching/English from Brown University (May 2001)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry